Happenings October 15, 2020
Friday morning coffee
If you'd like a special Morning Coffee Break and an opportunity to catch up with some OPC friends, consider joining the NEW morning Zoom group starting this Friday at 10:00 a.m. Have your beverage ready and we'll sip and chat.

Email Julie at jhannum01257@gmail.com if you'd like to receive the Zoom info.
Neighbors in Need
Neighbors in Need is a Special Mission Offering of the United Church of Christ. Every year, congregations have the opportunity to receive grants to continue work for justice, advocacy, and service to their local communities. We invite you to support this good work by supporting the Neighbors in Need offering with financial contributions and your continued prayers. Please send contributions to the church, indicating Neighbors in the Need on the memo line.
Learn more below:
Last chance to register: Super Saturday Oct 24th & 31st
Associate Conference Minister Ellie Richardson writes: We know you may be Zoom weary and treasuring days away from little boxes on computer screens. But if you are desiring community and a chance to come together with colleagues and friends, don't miss this fall's reconfigured Super Saturday! In addition to attending one, two, three or four workshops over the course of two Saturdays (Oct. 24 & 31), you will have the opportunity to network with others during the extended lunch break. You only pay for the workshops that you attend - so it really is a bargain.
Vote
Put your faith into action by casting your vote. Use the wisdom of scripture to guide you. It is about voting congruent with the values you have learned from the family and communities of faith that have accompanied you throughout life. It is about standing in the presence of God and doing what you believe God calls you do to. If we believe in living the Love and Justice of Jesus, then voting is both a civic and spiritual duty. 
Beverages and Conversation


Please join us next Wednesday at our Zoom Cocktail/Coffee Hour and see how we gather, virtually. Did you know that pink beer really is a thing?
Email Julie Hannum if you are interested.

Wednesdays at 5:00pm
God is so generous


We are appreciative of your tithes and offerings. They support our vital ministries.

Checks are always welcome by mail:
PO Box 387, Sheffield MA 01257

Now, you can also give via Tithe.ly right on our website. Click the button below to get started.
Here's what's going on this week:

Sundays: Worship with us via Zoom at 10:00
Email Jill today to join us:

Mondays: Sheffield Food Program: 229-2624
Wednesdays: Zoom Cocktail Hour 5:00
Fridays: Zoom Coffee at 10:00

You don't have to be a member to get involved with the
painting of Old Parish.
Contributions toward the painting project
continue to be needed and are welcome.
Follow us on Instagram to get updates on what's happening aound here.
Steeple Lighting


Alice Leason
lights our church steeple
for the month of October,
in memory of
Roger,
the husband of a good friend.



Old Parish Church
125 Main Street
PO Box 387
Sheffield MA 01257

413-229-8173 
 office@firstuccsheffield.org 
 grahamj@firstuccsheffield.org
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Our Identity Statement

We are a progressive Christian community where discovering God's presence, modeling Jesus' radical hospitality, and being a passionate voice for God's justice defines us.

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation
of The United Church of Christ

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